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What you need to know heading into Tuesday’s SC primary election

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Republicans across South Carolina will decide on Tuesday whether to stick with incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham as their party's nominee or support one of six challengers.

Graham heads into Election Day with advantages in political experience, serving in his second term as senator.

The winner will face Democratic nominees Brad Hutto or Jay Stamper.

Locally, four candidates have thrown their names in the hat for Chesterfield County Sheriff, this comes after former Sheriff Sam Parker was arrested on corruption charges.

In April, Parker was found guilty on all eight counts including embezzlement, misconduct in office and furnishing contraband to inmates.

Candidates Jay Brooks, James Dixon, Derrick Gordon and Mike Irvin are running for the sheriff's seat.

Election officials say the only way to vote in Tuesday's primary is to have a form of photo identification or you may experience a longer wait time.

"If you do not have a picture ID, you will be required to fill out an avadavat, which is going to take you 15 minutes more. You're going to have to get out of line to fill out the avadavat then get back in line to vote again," said Chester County Elections and Registration Executive Director James Moore.

In January of last year, the law changed requiring voters to have one of five photo ID's.

They include a South Carolina driver license, DMV issued photo identification card, a military issued ID, a passport or a photo voter registration card.

Moore fears many voters won't know about the new requirement come Tuesday.

"For the past 14 months we have been trying to get people to come in the office to take pictures and to be honest it's been kind of slow," said Moore.

Polling stations across the state open at 7 a.m. and close at 7p.m.

 

Here's a look at some key South Carolina Races:


1.       South Carolina U.S. Senate GOP – Primary

Benjamin

Dunn


R



Bill

Connor


R



Det

Bowers


R



Lee

Bright


R



Lindsey

Graham

Y

R



Nancy

Mace


R



Richard

Cash


R


 

2.       South Carolina U.S. Senate DEM – Primary

 

irst Name

Last Name

Incumb?

Party

Pic ID


Brad

Hutto


D



Jay

Stamper


D


 

3.       SC U.S. Senate Unexpired Term GOP – Primary


First Name

Last Name

Incumb?

Party

Pic ID


Randall

Young


R



Tim

Scott

Y

R


 

4.       SC U.S. Senate Unexpired Term DEM – Primary

 

Harry

Pavilack


D



Joyce

Dickerson


D



Sidney

Moore


D


 

 

5.       South Carolina Lt. Governor GOP – Primary

 

Mike

Campbell


R



Pat

McKinney


R



Henry

McMaster


R



Ray

Moore


R


 

 

6.       York County Council District 5

 

Robert Bobby

Walker


R



Christi

Cox


R


 

7.       York County Council District 3 GOP – Primary

 

Robert Winkler    R

Joe Cox              R

 

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